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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Texas Today Executed 199th Person Under Governor Rick Perry

Texas today executed the 199th person under the current Texas governor Rick Perry, who has been governor for more executions than any other person in U.S. history. Michael Riley was the 438th person executed since 1982 in the nation's number one execution state.

To participate in protests of the 200th execution on June 2, visit protest200executions.com.

From the AP:

Texas has executed a man on death row for more than two decades for fatally stabbing a convenience store clerk during a robbery.

Fifty-one-year-old Michael Lynn Riley was pronounced dead at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday. He was the 15th convicted murderer executed this year in the nation's most active death penalty state.

Riley was condemned for the 1986 slaying of Wynona Harris, a 23-year-old clerk at a convenience store in his hometown of Quitman, about 75 miles east of Dallas.

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